Managing Virtual Web Organizations in the 21st Century: Issues and Challenges: Issues and Challenges

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Franke, Ulrich J.
Idea Group Inc (IGI), 2001 M07 1 - 368 páginas

As the concept and use of virtual organizations grows, it is necessary to gain a better understanding of how the virtual economy operates. Managing Virtual Web Organizations in the 21st Century: Issues and Challenges provides a guideline of how to manage virtual organizations, by introducing the concept, explaining the management theories behind the concept and presenting practical examples of successfully operating virtual organizations.

 

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Chapter II Which Way Is Forward? Direction and Control in Virtual Space
28
Balancing Between Identity and Innovation
43
Chapter IV The Metamorphosis to Dynamic Trading Networks and Virtual Corporations
61
Chapter V The Virtual WebBased Supply Chain
90
Chapter VI Towards a Framework for Managing the Businessto Business eCommerce Chain
107
Cases Features and Success Factors
119
Chapter VIII Web Organizations in the Professional Services Sector
138
Chapter IX A Survey of Distributed Information Management Approaches for Virtual Enterprise Infrastructures
164
An Experimental Program Aimed at Supporting SMEs in Depressed Areas of Italy
198
Chapter XII Applying a Core Competence Approach in Virtual Enterprise Formation
213
Chapter XIII Managing Dynamic Virtual Enterprises Using FIPA Agents
229
Chapter XIV A Planning and Scheduling Methodology for the Virtual Enterprise
256
Chapter XV A Basic Approach Towards Cost Accounting for Virtual Web Organizations
270
Basic Procedural Indications and Practical Application
292
Chapter XVII What Regulation for Virtual Organizations?
318
About the Authors
340

Special Issues and Possible Solutions of Managing Virtual Web Organizations
183
Its Dynamic Position in the Spectrum of Manufacturing Collaborations
184

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Página 339 - June 2000 on certain legal aspects of information society services, in particular electronic commerce, in the internal market...
Página 3 - The virtual Corporation is a temporary network of independent companies - suppliers, customers, even erstwhile rivals - linked by information technology to share skills, costs, and access to one another's markets.
Página xv - In closing, I wish to thank all of the authors for their insights and excellent contributions to this book. I also want to thank all of the people who assisted me in the reviewing process.
Página 9 - Thus, a firm is more than an administrative unit ; it is also a collection of productive resources the disposal of which between different uses and over time is determined by administrative decision.

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Ulrich J. Franke is a researcher at Cranfield University, England. He has extensive international work experience in the field of logistics management. He has worked for major German blue-chip companies, with his latest position as the head of logistics of a manufacturing company. He holds German degrees in economics and business information systems. Additionally he received an MBA degree from Oxford Brookes University and a PhD in organizational theory from Cranfield School of Management. Presently, he is at Cranfield School of Management and conducting comprehensive research in the management of virtual organizations. [Editor]

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